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19 Athletes Selected for Canada Basketball U19 Men’s National Team Training Camp

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Jun 13, 2019

TORONTO, ONT. (June 13, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 19 athletes invited to the U19 Men's National Team training camp.

Head Coach Dan Vanhooren (University of Calgary) will joined by assistants Dave DeAveiro (McGill University), Chris Cheng (University of Windsor) and Nate Phillippe (York University).

Canada is preparing to compete at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Heraklion, Greece (June 29-July 7). Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Canada is in Group B along with Australia, Latvia and Mali.

Canada earned a historic gold medal at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.  The gold was Canada's first in an international FIBA competition and their highest placement at the tournament since a fifth-place finish at the FIBA U19 World Championship 2015.  This will be Canada’s eleventh appearance at the event since the 1979 World Championship for Junior Men.

Prior to the training camp, Canada Basketball’s Men High Performance Program held an open tryout on June 8-9 for Canadian male athletes born January 1, 2000 or later.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.  Training camp will take place at Humber College – North from June 12-19 and is closed to the public.

Media interested in attending training camp are asked to RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

Canada is currently ranked 2nd worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" width="650"><tbody><tr><td><p align="center"><strong>Name</strong></p></td><td><p align="center"><strong>Height</strong></p></td><td><p align="center"><strong>Hometown</strong></p></td><td><p align="center"><strong>Current School Team</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe</p></td><td><p align="center">6’6"</p></td><td><p align="center">Lakeshore, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Orangeville Prep.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Keon Ambrose-Hylton</p></td><td><p align="center">6’7"</p></td><td><p align="center">Whitby, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Andrews Osborne Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Charles Bediako</p></td><td><p align="center">6’11"</p></td><td><p align="center">Brampton, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Andrews Osborne Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Jaden Bediako</p></td><td><p align="center">6’10"</p></td><td><p align="center">Brampton, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Ridley College</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Joel Brown</p></td><td><p align="center">6’2"</p></td><td><p align="center">Brampton, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Brewster Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Darius DeAveiro</p></td><td><p align="center">5’11"</p></td><td><p align="center">Ottawa, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">RISE Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Thomas Kennedy</p></td><td><p align="center">6’9"</p></td><td><p align="center">Windsor, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">University of Windsor</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Benjamin Krikke</p></td><td><p align="center">6’8.5"</p></td><td><p align="center">Edmonton, AB</p></td><td><p align="center">Jasper Place H.S</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">AJ Lawson</p></td><td><p align="center">6’6"</p></td><td><p align="center">Brampton, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">University of South Carolina</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Karim Mane</p></td><td><p align="center">6’4"</p></td><td><p align="center">Saint-Hubert, QC</p></td><td><p align="center">Vanier College</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Malachi Ndur</p></td><td><p align="center">6’7"</p></td><td><p align="center">St. Thomas, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Cushing Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Jahcobi Neath</p></td><td><p align="center">6’4"</p></td><td><p align="center">Toronto, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Crestwood Preparatory</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Adam Paige</p></td><td><p align="center">6’7"</p></td><td><p align="center">Surrey, BC</p></td><td><p align="center">University of Alberta</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Wheza Panzo</p></td><td><p align="center">6’5.5"</p></td><td><p align="center">Mississauga, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Hamilton Heights</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Josh Primo</p></td><td><p align="center">6’4.5"</p></td><td><p align="center">Mississauga, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Huntington Prep</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Luka Sakota</p></td><td><p align="center">6’5"</p></td><td><p align="center">Etobicoke, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">King’s Christian Collegiate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Tyrese Samuel</p></td><td><p align="center">6’8"</p></td><td><p align="center">LaSalle, QC</p></td><td><p align="center">Orangeville Prep.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Damion Squire</p></td><td><p align="center">5’11"</p></td><td><p align="center">LaSalle, QC</p></td><td><p align="center">University of California, Davis</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">Connor Vreeken</p></td><td><p align="center">6’4"</p></td><td><p align="center">Kingston, ON</p></td><td><p align="center">Carleton University</p></td></tr></tbody></table>

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" width="770"><tbody><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>NAME</strong></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>POSITION</strong></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>HOMETOWN</strong></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p><strong>AFFILIATION</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Dan Vanhooren</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Head Coach</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Calgary, AB</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>University of Calgary</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Dave DeAveiro</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Assistant Coach</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Toronto, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>McGill University</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Chris Cheng</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Assistant Coach</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Scarborough, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>University of Windsor</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Nate Philippe</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Assistant Coach</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Toronto, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>York University</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Scott Waithe</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Team Manager</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Scarborough, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Seneca College</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Krisjon Vargas</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Athletic Therapist</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Toronto, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Canada Basketball&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Onika Greene</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Team Psychologist</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Oakville, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>University of Ottawa</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Dr. Fahim Merali</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Team Physician (France)</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Toronto, ON</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>University of Toronto</p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Dr. Jacquelyn Corkum</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Team Physician (World Cup)</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Halifax, NS</p></td><td nowrap="nowrap"><p>Dalhousie University</p></td></tr></tbody></table>

2019 U19 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

<table border="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>DATE</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>ITEM</strong></p></td><td><p align="center"><strong>TIME (ET)</strong></p></td><td><p>&nbsp;<strong>LOCATION</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 8-9</p></td><td><p>Open Tryout</p></td><td><p align="center">&nbsp;</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p align="center">Humber College (North Campus) - Toronto</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 12-19</p></td><td><p>Training Camp</p></td><td><p align="center">&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 22</p></td><td><p>Canada vs. New Zealand</p></td><td><p align="center">1:00 PM</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p align="center"><strong>France Exhibition</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 23</p></td><td><p>Canada vs. France</p></td><td><p align="center">12:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 29</p></td><td><p>Canada vs.&nbsp;Australia</p></td><td><p align="center">8:30 AM</p></td><td rowspan="7"><p align="center"><strong>FIBA U1</strong><strong>9&nbsp;</strong><strong>World Cup 2019</strong></p><p align="center">Heraklion, Greece</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 30</p></td><td><p>Canada vs.&nbsp;Mali</p></td><td><p align="center">6:45 AM</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2</p></td><td><p>Canada vs.&nbsp;Latvia</p></td><td><p align="center">11:15 AM</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 3</p></td><td><p>Round of 16</p></td><td><p align="center">TBD</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June&nbsp;5</p></td><td><p>Quarter-finals</p></td><td><p align="center">TBD</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June&nbsp;6</p></td><td><p>Semifinals</p></td><td><p align="center">TBD</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June&nbsp;7</p></td><td><p>Finals</p></td><td><p align="center">TBD</p></td></tr></tbody></table>